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Sat-fat diet harms the mind as well as the body: Mouse data

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 08:51
Excessive consumption of saturated fat could result in anxiety and depression, according to new research in mice.

‘The incline has become steeper’: Nestlé’s uphill battle to grow

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 14:53
Swiss food giant Nestlà concedes that it is facing an uphill battle to deliver organic growth in the face of the âchanging consumerâ.

Foodwatch: Lactalis scandal is one too many

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 14:49
The producer, supermarkets, public authorities and laboratories have âfailed the consumerâ in the Lactalis infant formula contamination scandal, according to foodwatch.

Intermarché supermarket adds NutriScore to 1,300 products

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 13:37
Intermarchà will add the NutriScore nutrition logo to 1,300 of its private label products. "NutriScore should be the only nutrition label on the shelves," it said yesterday.

Plant-based diets could save ‘billions’ in healthcare costs

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 13:00
The UK government could save âbillionsâ of pounds in healthcare costs if more people switched to a plant-based diet, new research suggests.

Valio pledges sugar and salt cut

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 11:38
Finnish dairy and snack company Valio wants to reduce the salt and sugar in its products.

‘Hotspot’ food groups make up nearly 50% of waste retail costs, study finds

Fri, 16/02/2018 - 06:00
Seven types of fruit and vegetable account for almost 50% of food waste costs, not just in economic terms but also quantity and climate impact, says a team looking into Swedish retail practices.

Overhaul health claims to tackle ‘unhelpful’ EU regulations

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 14:40
Nutrition industry professionals are increasingly dissatisfied with the European Unionâs âunhelpfulâ regulatory framework, with rules governing health claims flagged as a particularly thorny issue, a new survey reveals.

Danes set ‘record’ for organic consumption

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 14:12
The organic sector accounts for almost 10% of Danish food sales and, with opportunity fuelling innovation, Denmarkâs organic food makers believe they are uniquely poised for global success.

Plant-based diet improves diabetes markers in overweight adults: study

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 14:08
A vegan diet improves insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function in overweight adults with no previous history of diabetes, reveals a new study in Nutrients.

Clean label pectin can shorten ingredient list, says DuPont

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 13:26
DuPont's pectin for reduced-sugar jams, fruit spreads and ice creams can clean up labels by removing the need for calcium salts, it says.

Ultra-processed food may be linked to cancer: BMJ study

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 11:54
There may be a causal link between eating highly processed food and cancer risk, and four reasons why this could be, according to the authors of a 105,000-strong French study published in the British Medical Journal.

Voluntary code of food advertising ‘doomed to failure,’ charity predicts

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 06:00
A new voluntary code of practice designed to regulate the online advertising of High Fat Sugar Salt Foods (HFSS) is âdoomed to failureâ according to one expert.

Ancient chickpeas have the ‘novel’ traits we need, say scientists

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 14:54
The modern, domesticated chickpea has an extreme lack of genetic diversity, leaving it vulnerable to climate change, prompting scientists to seek out wild varieties for crossbreeding programmes.

Nestlé and Tesco ‘best prepared’ for alternative protein shift

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 14:41
Swiss food group Nestlà and UK retailer Tesco have been named the âbest preparedâ companies as the food sector continues to witness a shift to alternative proteins.

Alternative flours and sourdough tech ups functional properties of baked goods: Study

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:48
Bakers can use non-traditional flours and the fermentation process of sourdoughs to enhance the functional properties of baked goods without sacrificing any of the organoleptic, says study.

Dr. Oetker to acquire historical baking brand Alsa from Unilever

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 12:24
Unilever has received a binding offer from Dr. Oetker to acquire its Alsa baking business, which has been present in desserts since its origins in 1897.

Iceland to discuss its 2023 sustainability goal and future challenges for the packaging supply chain

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 10:49
Coca Cola, Co-Op, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland will discuss plastics in packaging at Packaging Innovations 2018.

Orkla extends acrylamide-reducing yeast deal towards Eastern Europe

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 06:00
Orkla Food Ingredients has received the go-ahead to manufacture and sell an acrylamide-reducing yeast in Eastern Europe as part of an extended license agreement with Renaissance BioScience.

Price, packaging and provenance: Three key themes set to shape this year’s Gulfood show

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 01:55
Whether you are an MNC giant or a fledgling start-up, price, packaging and provenance are keys to success in the Middle East.

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